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Become a certified Ombudsman to Advocate for Seniors rights in Convalescent facilities

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Catholic Charities

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Catholic Charities Social Services in Stanislaus County operates multiple programs for seniors and families that rely on dedicated volunteers.

Ombudsmen serve on behalf of residents in long term care and assisted living facilities in Stanislaus County.

Ombudsmen help monitor the quality of care, identify and resolve problems, and respond to complaints received on behalf of elderly residents in skilled nursing homes and assisted living facilities

For more information about becoming a state Ombudsman and free training call:

Beverly Ballam at (209) 529-3784 or Bballam@ccstockton.org

Orientation come see if it's something you would like to do then-receive free training to become state certified. For the first time we are offering an evening training in September 2019. First class starts Sept 3rd.

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About Catholic Charities


2351 Tenaya Dr, Suite D, Modesto, CA 95354, US

Mission Statement

Catholic Charities partners with others in advocating for justice and in assisting those in need by providing help for today and hope for tomorrow....


Programs of Stanislaus County Include....

Homemaker Program--homemakers provide basic services with bi-weekly visits performing light housekeeping, meal preparation, assistance with errands. The services is specifocally designed to help seniors safely remain independent in their home. The service is free to qualified residents, although donations are always welcomed.

Senior Options--includes basic housekeeping, personal care, chore serviecs, fall prevention and transportation. The service can be the respote care that provides relief and time away for the care givers of frail elderly. Service is provded for a competitive hourly rate.

Representative Payee Program--assist seniors n paying bills and managing their Social Security and/or Supplemental Security Income monthly benefits.

Emergency Service Program--Utility assistance and foreclosure assistance: (when funding is available).

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program--advocates for the rights and quality of life concerns experienced by residents of skilled nursing facilities and redidential care facilities for the elderly. Trained and certified volunteers visit regularly, investigate complaints and seek to improve the dignity and quality of life for residents.

SEAPA, the Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance--provides outreach and advocacy on behalf of seniors and dependent adults. Training is offered to financial institutions, health care providers, clergy, other mandated reporters and service organizations. Educational workshops aimed at helping seniors to avoid becoming a victim and helping victims receive services are held throughout the county.

Nutritution Assistance Services--CalFresh, (formely Food Stamps) is the nation's best defense against hunger and food insecurity. We provide education, assist with the application process and case management to maintain benefits. In addition to application assistance, we also offer Nutrition Education classes. SNAP-Ed encourages making healthy choicesm increase water consumption while reducing sweetened drink consumption, and increased physical activity.

Family Counseling--provides short-term counseling services, as well as mental health education and support groups as needed in the community. Assistance with referral information and prevention intervention services.

RSVP, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program--The RSVP invites adults age 55 and over to use their life experiences and skills to answer the needs of local nonprofits. RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network, where you choose where and how you want to help.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


2351 Tenaya DrSuite DModesto, CA 95354



  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15 hours per month
  • Activities are within Stanislaus County

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